Open water swimming takes place in outdoor bodies of water such as open oceans, lakes, and rivers. Swimmers can start on the shore or in the water with a small run onto the land to complete the swim. They are usually 1km, 5km, 10km, or sometimes even longer. Popular events can attract quite a lot of people and in conjunction with the timing of most open water meets, mean that events are often a great social occasion. Open water swimming doesn’t require too much prior knowledge of rules and most new people do not need to be registered with an organisation in order to compete.

 

Casey Seals have one of the best comprehensive OW Swim Calendars 

 

Checkout Masters Swimming Australia OW Rules and Policies

 

MSV also is proud to support the Cousins Tours & Travel Great Victorian  Swim Series 2018/19.
The GVSS is a not for profit “club” promoting fitness, fun, camaraderie & competition among swimmers and supporters of the Victorian open water swim community.  Click on the Open Water Events to see what is coming up next.